December 13 - December 15
This treasured community event includes over 250 dancers from towns throughout Western Massachusetts, performing parts ranging from enchanting snowflakes to the tiniest reindeer. They dance alongside pre-professional students and guest artists from Boston, New York, and the Carolina Ballet.
Join Clara as she battles the Rat King to save the Nutcracker Prince, and then travel to the enchanted Snow Forest and beautiful Kingdom of Sweets.
Now in its third year, this performance has lighting and sound accommodations for reduced sensory experiences. A narrator will assist the audience at the start of the performance. This show will run approximately 1 hour without an intermission. Perfect for the littlest audience members, it’s a great way to introduce young kids to The Nutcracker.
It’s become a new tradition: We turn our Friday night performance into an evening packed with extra entertainment. You get a full Nutcracker performance along with special performances by the UMass Doo Wop Shop, and other fun treats sprinkled throughout. If you’re looking for a date night performance, this is the one.
Our traditional full-length performances, approximately 2 hours in length with one intermission.
NEW THIS YEAR: STORYTIME WITH CLARA
Sunday, December 15 from 12-12:30pm
Be Clara’s special guest! Before she performs in the The Nutcracker, Clara will meet you and your child in the theater lobby and personally escort you up on stage into her living room. Your chid will hear the story of The Nutcracker, have the opportunity for a photo with Clara and even get Clara’s autograph!
Add this special experience to your ticket to The Nutcracker — or purchase this as a stand-alone treat — and make the afternoon an extra special holiday experience. Limited to 25 children.
Public Tickets on sale through the Academy of Music Box Office beginning November 11th.